By Jonathan Sperling
Asian Americans for Equality’s new Flushing headquarters, which opened Monday, will make it easier for residents of Eastern Queens to access housing, immigration and small business services.
The nonprofit AAFE cut the ribbon Monday morning on One Flushing Community Center, a resource hub located in Downtown Flushing — 133-29 41st Ave., 2nd Floor, to be exact — that offers immigration counseling services and senior and health benefits counseling.
The center is also home to Renaissance Economic Development Corp., AAFE’s small business affiliate, AAFE’s homeownership affiliate and a new location of the AAFECare Senior Center.
The center is located inside One Flushing, an affordable residential complex opened by AAFE and its development partners in February.
Eastern Queens representatives, including U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, State Sen. Toby Stavisky, State Sen. John Liu, Assemblymember Ron Kim and City Councilmember Peter Koo were on hand to celebrate the ribbon cutting.
"It's inspiring to see the ways AAFE enacts its mission to be of authentic value to the Asian American community, and the opening of the new Queens headquarters is not any different,” Liu said. “With its holistic list of on-site resources, this hub is a reflection of AAFE's advanced understanding of the needs of the community whom they support."
AAFE’s One Flushing office is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community members are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 718-961-0888. The nonprofit previously opened a new Community Services Center in Jackson Heights in April, located at 37-61 84th St. near Roosevelt Avenue.